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South and North Korean leaders meet amid denuclearization doubts

South and North Korean leaders meet amid denuclearization doubts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is hosting Moon Jae-in, the first South Korean President to travel to Pyongyang in more than a decade. North Korea says the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will offer an important opportunity in "further accelerating the development" in relations between the rivals. [Full Article...]

Scores Feared Dead in Philippines After Massive Landslide Triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut

Scores Feared Dead in Philippines After Massive Landslide Triggered by Typhoon Mangkhut Bus, ferry and rail services were suspended and nearly 900 flights were cancelled at the city's airport, one of the world's busiest. The plans of tens of thousands of travellers were disrupted by flight cancellations at Hong Kong's global airport, a major regional hub. [Full Article...]

India's prime minister launches crackdown on instant 'triple talaq' divorce

India's prime minister launches crackdown on instant 'triple talaq' divorce He said the issue of triple talaq has continued " unabated ", adding that the government had recorded 201 such divorces since the Supreme Court struck down the law a year ago. While the SC had struck down the practice calling it unconstitutional, the Triple Talaq Bill is pending in the Rajya Sabha over a lack of consensus. [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif, daughter, son-in-law's jail sentences suspended in corruption case

Nawaz Sharif, daughter, son-in-law's jail sentences suspended in corruption case The Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings. The Bench ordered their release and directed them to submit bail bonds worth Rs.0.5 million each. [Full Article...]

Leaders of two Koreas sign document after second face-to-face talks in Pyongyang

Leaders of two Koreas sign document after second face-to-face talks in Pyongyang They rode in an open vehicle together as their motorcade passed through streets of Pyongyang before Kim and his wife showed the Moons into the Paekhwawon, the North's state guesthouse. The North has been demanding that Washington join the two Koreas in making a joint declaration ending the Korean War . The summit talks began at the ruling Workers' Party headquarters where Kim and Moon were jo... [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school , and Warren saw dollar signs. Ford has deserves to be heard."Republicans now have established the precedent that "anyone" who levels a charge against a nominee will be entitled to have their accusation aired; even after extensive public hearings have been held, and... [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief It wasn't clear how long he had been stranded. "One thing we know is that sunshine doesn't necessarily mean safety", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a late-afternoon press conference and warned the 15,000 residents living in shelters against returning home too soon. [Full Article...]

Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony

Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony Hatch, an ardent supporter of Kavanaugh's appointment to the high court, said Monday that Ford must be "mistaken" and even if the allegation was true, Kavanaugh is a "good man" and senators would judge him for who he is now. Committee Democrats, already fiercely opposed to the nominee, wrote a letter to Mr Grassley objecting to the planned format of the hearing, which was announced yesterd... [Full Article...]

Erdogan and Putin agree to a Syria DMZ

Erdogan and Putin agree to a Syria DMZ The zone, he said, would be between 15 and 25 kilometres wide and would be patrolled by mobile units of Turkish and Russian troops. And by the end of the year transportation routes between Latakia and Aleppo, and Latakia and Hama must be restored, he said. [Full Article...]

Strawberry growers turn to metal detectors to protect crops

Strawberry growers turn to metal detectors to protect crops This is a $160-million industry to Queensland ... and someone is trying to sabotage the industry but also in doing that, they are putting babies' and children's and families' lives at risk. TONNES of strawberries are being dumped or going to waste around the country as the needle contamination scare threatens the future of the half-a-billion-dollar industry. [Full Article...]

Massachusetts Homes Safe to Return to After Gas Explosions, Governor Says

Massachusetts Homes Safe to Return to After Gas Explosions, Governor Says A new natural gas leak was reported in Lawrence, Mass ., on Saturday morning, two days after explosions and fires rocked the city and other towns north of Boston. Jeff Hall, spokesman for the Red Cross, said Friday there were nearly 400 people shelters after the Thursday night explosions and fires. Massachusetts Gov. [Full Article...]

US border patrol agent arrested for killing four women

US border patrol agent arrested for killing four women According to Alaniz, authorities plan to charge Ortiz with aggravated kidnapping and murder. He said authorities believe Ortiz was "profiling" and "hunting" certain types of victims. The victims were shot in the head, according to an affidavit. As a border town copes with the aftermath of a serial killer, law enforcement officials were thrown into the national limelight at a news conference this... [Full Article...]

Trump greenlights tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products

Trump greenlights tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products Nearly three-quarters said they would be hurt if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise duties on another $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing retaliates. Already, a six-day public hearing on tariffs held in late August saw representatives from a broad cross-section of U.S. businesses and industrial groups voicing their strong opposition against additional duties on Chinese i... [Full Article...]

Trump Plugs Lou Dobb’s Remarks Calling Puerto Rican Governments ‘Corrupt’

Trump Plugs Lou Dobb’s Remarks Calling Puerto Rican Governments ‘Corrupt’ WASHINGTON-President Trump on Thursday denied Hurricane Maria caused 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico , falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the toll to " make me look as bad as possible ". State Sen. Victor Torres, an Orlando Democrat who is Puerto Rican , called Trump's tweets "painful and horrifying and completely unfounded", while also labeling Scott and DeSantis the president's "closest... [Full Article...]

Mueller Drops Most of Manafort’s Charges as Part of Cooperation Agreement

Mueller Drops Most of Manafort’s Charges as Part of Cooperation Agreement The guilty plea today by Paul Manafort is a "big win" for Robert Mueller that should alarm Donald Trump . "Everyone should remember that", Manafort's defense lawyer Kevin Downing told reporters outside the courthouse. Jackson called it the "longest and most detailed" reading of criminal information she had ever heard. He is accused of avoiding $15 million in taxes by storing his money i... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina devastated by ‘CATASTROPHIC’ floods

The Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina yesterday began to flow over its banks, triggering flooding as waters continued to rise from torrential rainfall. Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 30 centimetres to 1 metre as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump claims 3000 people 'did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane

Donald Trump claims 3000 people 'did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane Hurricane Maria and Irma hit Puerto Rico a year ago and knocked out power in the US territory for months. A USA territory since 1898, Puerto Rico's inhabitants are citizens, though they can not vote in presidential elections and have only one congressional representative with limited voting powers. [Full Article...]

Philippines starts evacuations along coast as Super Typhoon Mangkhut nears

Philippines starts evacuations along coast as Super Typhoon Mangkhut nears Mangkhut has already passed over Guam where power outages and torrential wind and rain impacted the small island. Thousands are evacuating seaside areas of the northern tip of the main Philippine island of Luzon, where the storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday. [Full Article...]

Mallya says met Jaitley before leaving India, Minister rejects his claim

Mallya says met Jaitley before leaving India, Minister rejects his claim Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi should immediately order an independent probe into Mallya's "extremely serious allegations" and Jaitley should step down while the investigation is underway . "I hope the honourable judges will consider it favourably; everybody gets paid off and I guess that's the primary objective", said Mallya, who is fighting extradition to India... [Full Article...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Believes No One's Above The Law

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Believes No One's Above The Law Several prominent figures in the book have denied quotes that Woodward attributes to them. Trump faced overwhelming backlash for his comments after the Charlottesville rally, but Woodward reported in his book, " Fear: Trump in the White House ", that the president privately called his decision to initially condemn white supremacists the "biggest f--ing mistake I've made". [Full Article...]


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